Kings vs Rockets Recap: NBA February 6th, 2023

Kings vs Rockets recap for Monday, February 6th, 2023. The Rockets (now 13-41 this season) lost to the Kings, who are now 30-23.

The Houston Rockets hosted the Sacramento Kings on Monday in the NBA. The Kings, who needed a win to stay in sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division, won the game in a contest that was not competitive at all at the final buzzer.

They put up a large double-digit spread in the game, winning by 20 points. The final score was Sacramento 140, and Houston 120.

Kings @ Rockets Monday: Keegan Murray scores 30

With the loss, the Rockets are now 13-41 overall on the season. There is not a lot to say about Houston except that a couple of their starters would be nice additions to other teams ahead of the trade deadline.

Sacramento Kings: #8 Ranked Team at a Glance

  • Overall record: 30-23
  • Home record: 16-10
  • Away record: 14-12
  • Winning/losing streak: W1
  • Last ten games: 5-5

Meanwhile, the Kings improved to 30-23 with the 20-point victory. The top scorer in the game was Keegan Murray, Sacramento's rookie. He had an impressive 30 points in the contest, which could actually be an interesting development. It is only the second time this season that he has led the Kings in scoring. The other time was not that long ago, which is enough to suggest that his confidence is going up.

Kings: Recent Form Alert

  • Sacramento was 20-18 (January 8th, 2023)
  • Following Monday's game, they are 30-23
  • They are 10-5 over roughly the last month

The Kings remain a solid-enough team in the NBA. Now a full seven games over .500, it is looking more and more likely that this team will end its playoff drought. As far as preseason expectations go, they are only four wins away from beating their preseason win total of 33.5 -- despite the fact that they still have 29 games left in their schedule.

Further reading: NBA Power Rankings